Towelhead: A Novel by Alicia Erian

Towelhead: A Novel

byAlicia Erian

Kobo ebook | April 10, 2006

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It is August 1990. Saddam Hussein has just invaded Kuwait, and Jasira's mother has bought her daughter a one-way ticket to Texas to live with her strict Lebanese father. Living in a neat model home in Charming Gates, just outside of Houston, Jasira struggles with her father's rigid lifestyle and the racism of her classmates, who call her "towelhead." For the first time, the painful truth hits her: she's an Arab. Her aching loneliness and growing frustration with her parents' conflicting rules drive her to rebel in very dangerous ways. Most disturbingly, she becomes sexually obsessed with the bigoted army reservist next door, who alternately cares for, excites, and exploits her.

Title:Towelhead: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 10, 2006Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0743288955

ISBN - 13:9780743288958

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Cure For Your Reading Hiatus After having a self-proclaimed sabbatical with literature I sparked an interest with this one. Extremely addicting to read especially if you have once been an awkward teenager, daughter of immigrant parents, and an ever unsure explorer of adulthood's finest "doors-shut" experiences.Read before watching the movie! The author was magnificent in throwing her emotions and you'll feel back to your younger self in each chapter.
Date published: 2017-01-05